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sailing and diving around the world
The much anticipated day arrived, and After Six was splashed yesterday. Lots of excitement on this slightly chilly day. This has to be the sweetest boat I've ever seen. Dan, the new owner of the vessel, and Mike, Dan's good friend, managed to get most of the gear stowed so the boat is just about squared away. Alex, the previous owner, very kindly spent a good part of the day with us, helping with the splash. He got After Six's twin 80hp engines fired up and then went over the systems with us again. Then he took the helm and piloted us around the harbor for a bit, explaining a little more about the controls and engines. Alex calls her 'the gentle giant,' and I can see why. Mike got into the action and even though he's fairly new to this kind of boating, he looked like he'd been doing this all his life. This is a great bunch of guys, and I'm sure I'll have lots of whacky stories to tell soon. Dan and Mike are true 'southern gentlemen' and happen to hail from one of my favorite states, Texas. I'll leave things here for now, and I'll give more info about the boat and how she handles in future posts. As it stands, we're expecting Glen and Sam on Friday, and Kim arrives on Tuesday. We're all itching to get heading to Oswego and departure day is closing in fast.
Hey all. I hope everyone is doing well. I want to give a belated happy new year to all. Haven't had much time to update, but I've got some really great stuff coming up soon.
The next trip will be on a Krogen motor yacht. We'll be heading out from Lake Ontario, sometime in the middle of May. We'll be doing an overnight cruise, straight to the mouth of the Oswego River, on the New York side of the lake. From there, we'll be cruising along the New York State Canal system, heading to New York City. We'll be transiting about 30 or so locks, as we motor along the Oswego Canal, the Oneida River, through Lake Oneida, along the eastern Erie Canal, the Mohawk River, until we connect with the Hudson River. Then we'll motor south, along the Hudson, into New York City. From there we'll head out towards the Chesapeake, then south to Stuart, Florida, making stops along the way. From Stuart, we'll head into Lake Okeechobee, and then along the Okeechobee Waterway, to Fort Myers, on the Gulf side of Florida. This is going to be another epic trip, so stay tuned :)